The other day I watched a documentary on Norman Mailer, or rather, I fell asleep watching a Norman Mailer documentary. The last thing I remember registering was someone talking, stipulating the reason behind violence in youth. He referred to a 'plastic society', which I thought was really interesting, demonstrating exuding force with his hands on a plastic tupperware container. This force went unresolved and resulted in frustration. He claimed that people living in a 'plastic society' can't actually really feel anything, and this emptiness can result in reckless, aimless violence. I found that fascinating. Lately lots of my clothing choices have been based on fabric; silks, cottons, leather and wools. I can't wear synthetic fabrics any more. Does this make me a snob or just someone not interested in feeling that plastic right up against my skin?
Something else I actually am feelin' is Justin Timberlake's new song.
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, which if you know me at all will know it is a day I acknowledge and like, because it encourages love and all that good stuff. The argument that it's too 'American' is very tiresome as we're living in a totally global world at the moment anyway *the internet* and plus get over it America is cool. Tomorrow I will be working at Mum's florist helping tradesmen pick out nice things for their lovas. Below are some photos of stuff I've been up to in the past few days. The Verner marble print dress is like a huge deal. I've wanted it since the 15th of December (You may recall... http://www.minnagilligan.com/2012/12/marbleous.html) and finally the beauty is mine! I have this thing where I save clothes for the occasion I specifically bought the item for, but I don't know if I can possibly resist this time! Will definitely be wearing on Thursday the 21st that's fo sho!
|An illustration I did for French magazine Paulette! :)|
|I bought a very special dress for the West Space opening. I pretty much want to be buried in it.|